Free event: 50 More Years of Queers?

There’s exciting news on the horizon about our sui generis application, and our bid to buy the Tavern… but for now, we’re hosting an evening of discussion, cabaret, drinking and dancing. Come down, pose your questions and enjoy the show!

This year the LGBTQ+ community celebrates half a century since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality – time to pop a champagne cork or two, and to look ahead. It’s an opportunity to consider how LGBTQ+ life in London will look in the next 50 years, and how we can evolve and protect our queer spaces.

We’d love you to join us for a 50 More Years of Queers? evening of discussion, drinks and dancing at the Grade II listed Royal Vauxhall Tavern, on Thursday 19 January.

Your host for the night is London’s new Night Czar and former RVT Future Chair, Amy Lamé, who’ll lead a panel discussing the challenges faced by London’s queer venues. How can our spaces be improved for all members of the LGBTQ+ community, and what’s next for the campaign to bring the RVT into community ownership?

Then we turn the stage over to some of the RVT’s finest performers and DJs, to remind us what it is we’re here to celebrate and champion!

Doors 7pm

Panel discussion / Q&A 7.30pm

Followed by acts and music


  • Juno Dawson (multi-award-winning author and promoter of Club Silencio)
  • Rob Holley (co-chair of RVT Future, charity campaigner and promoter of Push The Button)
  • Jack Hopkins (Labour Councillor for Oval; Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Business and Culture)
  • Chardine Taylor-Stone (DJ, activist and writer)
  • DJ Ritu (Club Kali)



  • The LipSinkers
  • Lasana Shabazz
  • Myra Dubois
  • Scottee
  • Calvin Decline


DJ line-up:

  • Alice Beverton-Palmer (Push The Button)
  • DJ Butch, Please! (Butch, Please!)
  • DJ Ritu (Club Kali)
  • Jo Bunny (Wotever)


Free ticketed entry – suggested donation of £5 on the door which will go towards the RVT Future campaign.


If you have any questions that you’d like to ask the panel (or views that you think could help shape the discussion) email us We’ll do our best to address anything that’s within topic – please keep it classy.